Discovery makes digital hire with Ho

Bernard Ho, former senior director of business development at Samsung Electronics, will lead partnership development and implementation across platforms for Discovery.
August 9, 2016

Discovery Digital Networks has brought on former Samsung Electronics executive Bernard Ho (pictured) as vice president, partnerships and development.

Ho will be tasked with leading partnership development and implementation across platforms. Based in Discovery’s San Francisco office, he will collaborate closely with leadership to optimize growth for Discovery Digital Networks (DDN), Discovery Communications’ web-native content offering. DDN targets millennial audiences with daily shows, weekly series and live events, including Seeker, SourceFed and The Philip DeFranco Show, which altogether create over 375 million monthly streams across platforms. Ho will report to Nathan Brown, senior vice president, development and operations, at DDN.

“Bernard is a uniquely skilled executive who has a deep understanding of the digital video marketplace and a proven track record of aligning business goals and objectives with a clear strategic direction,” said Brown in a statement.

In his previous role at Samsung Electronics, where he served as senior director of business development, Ho built out the digital content and services offering on the company’s Smart TV platform. Before that he was senior vice president/general manager of video business at IGN Entertainment, where he oversaw audience and revenue growth for the IGN Digital Video division.

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